Originally Posted by jeromestyle
why not gracefully?
Well, it can be worn gracefully. Webster's definition of graceful is 'pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement.' So yes, a bow tie can add a graceful touch under the right circumstances. With a dinner suit I think of it as graceful.
But with less formal dress, I tend to think of a bow tie as adding more of a jaunty touch. The definition of jaunty being: sprightly in manner or appearance : lively.